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coal and what it could mean is greenpeace climate and energy campaigner kelly mitchell. welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> jennifer: so why are mining companies moving to export coal overseas? >> right now is a pretty terrible time to be a coal industry executive. for decades it has been the major source of energy. but that is reversing, and that is a huge success story for people concerned about climate change and public health but that is a terrible reality for coal executives and their financiers. so now they are getting the stuff out of the u.s. and into emerging economies. >> jennifer: so is that why coal is now a dollar a ton? these companies are buying it for so cheap; is that why? >> that is sort of a scandal in of itself. the majority of coal is from an area called the power river basin, and most of that is federally owned coal, and the federal government is responsible for -- >> jennifer: wait, when you say federally owned coal, you are talking it is leased -- they go down, but it is on public lands. >> exactly. it is on public land
called mat baucus, the one man caucus. joan hogan the north dakota senator taken money from the energy industry. john horner of texas many taking none less than $400,000. >> there are jobs in montana. the governor of montana wants this, they want the jobs there. they're not paying a lot of attention. we're going to speaking to some people who are may go more attention to the environmental impact of this. there's a watchdog group called oil change international. we're joined today by steve increase man and by a rancher. i ewe up in new york city. gentlemen, thanks for being on "the young turks." >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> benjamin, i want to talk about the ranching. what is it about this pipeline and how will it affect your life and the life of people who do what you do? what are the impacts on your business? >> well, the first impact's going to be the immediate impacts of construction on the land itself, so for example what folks from where i'm from in the sand hills were concerned about was the impacts on that landscape, because it's very fragile. sand hills is the name
. this is pretty good as well. they said this energy background could diminish disapproval in the oil and gas industry which says the obama administration could limit production. that is not true. but that's what they say any way. do you remember this exchange? >> romney: you cut permits in half. >> obama: not true. >> romney: how much did you cut them. production on government land is down 14%. and production on gas is down 9%. >> obama: is it's just not true. >> cenk: well, president obama was correct there. and i would say unfortunately because when you look at this chart, how much land that the president has conserved whew, disastrous, not only did clinton clean his clock but so did george w. bush and ronald reagan. he preserved less land for public use than george w. bush. of course, obama likes to break bush's record and go further right, and he did in this case as well and opened up a tremendous amount of land to drill on. i want to bring in a couple of experts, michael shure our political correspondent, and then mark flogl with greenpeace research unit. thank you for joining us. i wan
you surprised by the low energy of chuck hagel today on the stand? many people felt he was coached by whoever coached barack obama on his first debate. >> well, you know it reminded me of the joke of the corpse at the wake, that is not to get in the way of drinking and remembering. this is a strange combination of meet the parents and a job interfere where you got to be sure to be unobjectionable, and you have to work with these same people who are berating you to make your tenture a success and you know these hearings are more about them getting a sound bite for their district back home with their interests or their nuclear weapons plan in it, and they're unfortunately not so much about educating anybody on serious issues that we face. so from that perspective senator hagel's demeanor was entirely understandable, and i can't even begin to imagine how incredibly it mustfrustrating it must have been for him. heather hurlburt and david schuster. be will he be confirmed? >> he'll be confirmed. >> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." and its time for the thing of the day. tonight's thing
: there is no reason those who work in clean energy not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy because folks in washington could not come together to eliminate special interest tax loopholes. >> jennifer: he's urging congress to pass a short-term budget that would delay the deep budget cuts known as sequestration. those are going to take affect next month. the president's plan would include spending cuts and increases in revenue, a balanced approach. in a statement house speaker responded to the proposal saying we believe there is a better way to reduce the deficit. the president's sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms. that will start us on the path to balancing the budget in ten years. there is no balance in terms of revenue. the question is are congress and the white house headed for yet another big showdown. to come to us from washington to answer that question is karen bass from california. thank you for coming to the war room. >> thank you for having me again. >> jennifer: you bet. so the republicans are saying that obama's plan as he ann
, the stadium lights were turned off during that show so they were using even less energy in the stadium. the issue still being blamed on an energy surge from a substation outside of the stadium. >> bill: i just -- that's a lame excuse. >> i still can't believe that the power of the super bowl went out for over 30 minutes. that's incredible. >> hawaii has some sympathy for celebrities and is making a move for their privacy. the state is set to act on a bill that would prosecute paparazzi for invading celebrities personal privacy. it is dubbed the steven tyler act because the legislature recognizes that people like him come to vacation in the state and with that, come a lot of benefits for the state but they shouldn't be mobbed by prying eyes with telescoping lenses while they're just trying to avation in private. >> bill: i'm so glad to hear that. i think now i will go back to hawaii again. because it was such a pain in the neck last time. the paparazzi following me to the beach and the restaurants. all right, hawaii, thank you. i'll go back. neil abercrombie, good job. >> mcdonald's is
. and it was not good for the ravens. it's like the ravens just lost all of their energy during that lights out, lost all of the steam and when they came back, the 49ers were pumped up and almost took it over, down to 34-31. here is, first of all, the last call of the game. this is by wbal yeah, you here the bal. this is the baltimore home team station, jerry sandusky. not that one. jerry sandusky making a different call. >> three seconds left, 2, get to the 40, fired. tackled. to the barn, the baltimore ravens are super bowl champions. woo. >> bill: that's his sidekick let's bust out the crab cakes. it's baltimore. i love that. the hey is in the barn. hello. >> yeah. >> at any rate, it was a big night for baltimore and that team really in the playoffs and in the post-season, the baltimore ravens were superb when the lights went out, nobody really new what was going on there for awhile. on cbs news, of course covered the enter bowl. it was their turn last night. it was up to sideline reporter steve tasker because the cbs announce booth was out of power. >> ye
and renewable energy permits. jewel will be the first woman the president has chosen for his second term cabinet. >>> actress ashley judd hasn't decided yet whether or not she's going to challenge senate minority leader mitch mcconnell for his seat in 2014 but already karl rove's american crossroads is going after the actress in a new web video, attacking judd's commitment to president obama her praise for healthcare reform, even her residence in tennessee even though she grew up in kentucky and went to college there. >> ashley judd, an obama-following radical hollywood liberal who is right at home here in tennessee. i mean kentucky. >> a crossroads spokesman said the ad is designed to stick a pin in judd's balloon. several other celebrities on capitol hill today, chris rock, amanda peet, tony bennett joining the mayors against illegal guns coalition and their demand a plan campaign. they're calling for universal background checks, assault weapons ban a limit on high-capacity magazines and making federal gun trafficking a federal crime. we're back after the break. compelling true stories. >> j
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